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Behind the scenes #161

Keyboard projects, quick news, in the mailbox, meetups, new vendors and discount codes!


Tamatama

Dane Lipscombe's Tamatama is a 28-key Dactyl derivative with dual trackballs.


Woodpecker

The Woodpecker by Özkan Çelik is a Lumberjack/Lumberelite variant with Cirque trackpad.


ErgoDox 76 Hot Dox V2 review

The ErgoDox Hot Dox is another reinterpretation of a classic design by Alpaca Keyboards. What was once the go-to split board with a hallmark thumb cluster, comes now in a refreshed hotswap version and in a stunning acrylic case.


Kai Ascend

Ascend is a cute split keyboard designed and shared by Kai H. Chang.


Gull

Sneftel's Gull v1 is an ergo unibody split with keywell and unique thumb cluster.


Rzr36

MReavley's split Rzr36 is the BLE Choc version of his earlier Slice36.


Rattlemebonez32

Chris Lo's rattlemebonez32 is a 32-key unibody pocket keyboard with minimal Choc spacing, CH552 MCU and FAK firmware.


Behind the scenes #160

Keyboard projects, quick news, in the mailbox, meetups, new vendors and lots of discount codes!


Quantum Painter tutorial

How to add Quantum Painter/color LCD to (almost) any QMK keyboard – a tutorial by Esse Woods aka OakNinja .


Cornball

The Cornball by Protieusz is a heavily modified Cornelius – with an integrated trackball and some LEDs.


MelGeek Modern97 review

The Modern 97 is one of the recent models in a family of gorgeous keyboards designed by MelGeek: a prebuilt three-mode wireless 90% board.


Ergohaven K:02 PCB

With the release of the PCB, the K:02 by Ergohaven is completely open sourced now.


Corax54

Daniel Bauer's wireless split Corax54 ditches one key of his previous model.


Micro Journal

A series of writerdecks: Micro Journal for distraction-free writing – designed by Un Kyu Lee.


Corne V4

The Corne V4, this latest iteration of foostan's iconic split, comes with on-board MCU.


Behind the scenes #159

Keyboard projects, quick news, in the mailbox, meetups, new vendors and discount codes!


Partycrasher Micro & Xiao

Semickolon shared some updates to the FAK firmware, along with Partycrasher Micro, a Pro Micro drop-in replacement.


Kada Spectrum

A 65% keyboard case inspired by the ZX Spectrum: Kada Spectrum by Emil.


Silli41 & Silli18

Squalius-cephalus shared the Reviung-derivative monoblock Silli41, along with its numpad companion.


JK206

Jhonatan Ferrer's JK206 is an open-source 12x5 ortho keyboard – actually 3 numpads stuck together.


Powerspill

Sandalmoth published the Powerspill, a Dactyl-like split with keywell.


Irok ND75 review

The IROK ND75, sold by MechKeys, is a genuine little gaming board with compact layout, nice magnetic switches, and plenty of RGB.


Behind the scenes #158

Keyboard projects, quick news, in the mailbox, meetups, new vendors and discount codes!


JESK56

T. G. Marbach's JESK56 is a diodeless 56-key ortholinear keyboard, using a single RP2040-based microcontroller thanks to some fancy math and graph theory.


Toad v2

This is an old project for reference: Toad v2 by TalkingTree, an open-source 70% keyboard from 2017.


Haori36

Penk Chen published his Haori36, a compact monoblock ortho with thumb cluster and optional Pimonori trackball.


The SpaceFN concept

The SpaceFN concept - setting up your space key as a layer switch when held - is probably one of the most useful tweaks in the keyboard hobby. Let me explain it.


Dance! keyboard

Dance! is a wireless-only split keyboard by chase-hunter.


Pepesweep

A 20-key minimal split: Pepesweep by Volodymyr Petiushka. Low profile, wireless, open source.


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